The Art Licensing team is working towards living a healthier lifestyle here in Vermont. Ok, so we might be a far stretch from George Costanza’s “desk bed,” but we still felt so “BLAH” while sitting down all day (if you haven’t seen that episode of Seinfeld, you should watch this clip). Sitting down at a desk for 40+ hours a week can cause many issues with your body including (but not limited to) your heart, your hips, your spine, and even your shoulders!
Our CEO, Jack Appelman, heard our requests for option to stand up, so he ordered us some Varidesks. These stand up desks are an excellent way for us to stay energized and engaged with co-workers. The best part about these desks is the option to move it down to a “regular” desk when we do not want to stand. Aside from the numerous physical benefits we here at Art Licensing International have already found after using the stand up desk, we have also found the desk to be a great way to get our blood and creative juices flowing.
Cléa standing while she works!
The desk in the "stand up" position.
The desk in the "sit down" position.
The weather is getting colder in Vermont, we are patiently waiting for some snow, and we have plenty of holiday cheer at Art Licensing. It is easy to be excited for the holidays when our artists spoil us! Yesterday we were pleasantly surprised when one our most prolific artists, Mindy Sommers, of Color Bakery stopped in to visit us.
Mindy and her husband, Glen, took the trip to our office to shower us with sweet treats to express their thanks for all the hard work the Art Licensing team does to promote her work. We are thankful for the sweet treats she brought as well as all the wonderful artwork she produces for us. We also enjoyed visiting with both Mindy and Glen because in this industry we often communicate with our artists and customers by e-mail and via phone; therefore it’s very rewarding to get the opportunity to have some face-to-face time. We are excited to hear about all of the amazing ideas she has in store for creating new art for the upcoming year.
Here you can see Mindy with Jack (CEO) holding 2 pieces from her tabletop collection, “Le Pavot.”
Here you can see Mindy with Syrena (Licensing Associate). Mindy is holding a bowl from “Le Pavot” and Syrena is holding a bowl from the pasta set, “Toscana.” This pasta set can be purchased exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Color Bakery’s art is perfect for all product categories. Mindy’s images can be found on wall décor, tabletop products, fabric, purses, floor mats, etc. Mindy is always sending us new art to share with our customers. Keep your eyes out for her latest pieces by viewing her portfolio.